Related formsheart·rend·ing·ly, adverb
Can be confusedgut-wrenching heartrending
Examples from the Web for heartrending
Clearly, the voters were rewarding his heartrending performance of “ I Want to Hold Your Hand.”
The band sounded a wailing chord, and the whole audience broke into loud, heartrending weeping.The Imported Bridegroom|Abraham Cahan
Some of the scenes witnessed here were heartrending in the extreme.The Johnstown Horror|James Herbert Walker
Far and wide as the waste extended were these heartrending and distressing noises to be heard.
Then, with a heartrending sob, Claire drew open the door and hurried from the room.The Master of the Ceremonies|George Manville Fenn
They elected to come with us, accompanied by their families and live stock, and they offered a most heartrending spectacle.My Reminiscences of the Anglo-Boer War|Ben Viljoen.